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100 YEARS OF TIME TRAVEL IN MOVIES

Balladeer’s Blog once again presents a new infographic from Enlightened Digital. The previous one examined AI in movies. This time around it’s a look at 100 Years of Time Travel in Movies. Enjoy!Enlightened digital time travel

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POLL: PRESIDENT TRUMP VS “THE SQUAD”

Squad to reelect TrumpBalladeer’s Blog remains the only site on the web that equally criticizes both Democrats and Republicans. Recent polling has demonstrated that in Americans’ perception of de facto Third Party President Trump, the four Democrats called the Squad (Tlaib, Omar, Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley) and Democrat Nancy Pelosi, Trump has much higher approval ratings.

As always I’m wary of polling but I have to laugh at the way that anti-Trump fanatics insist polls are THE measure of the national mood … except when those polls say something they disagree with.

At any rate the poll showed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a favorable rating of just 30% … Rashida Tlaib with a mere 26% favorable … Ilhan Omar with an even lower 25% favorable … and Ayanna Pressley bringing up the rear with just 24% favorable. And then we come to Nancy Pelosi. Continue reading

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BABYLON ELECTRIFIED (1888): ANCIENT SCIENCE FICTION

Babylon ElectrifiedBABYLON ELECTRIFIED (1888) – Written by Albert Bleunard. In the tradition of his fellow Frenchman, Jules Verne, Bleunard crafted this work of science fiction with an international cast.

British magnate Sir James Badger wants to reestablish old trade routes leading from Europe eastward through Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf. He and his associates plan a railroad but lack of coal in sufficient quantities seems to be a project-killer.

Jack Adams, one of Badger’s colleagues, recommends the new invention of a French electrical engineer and inventor named Cornille. This inventor has designed a method of generating electricity from sunlight aka solar power. He agrees to let his technology be used to construct an electric train for the railroad project. 

Things get underway, with hydroelectric dams built in the mountains of Kurdistan and wind plus tidal power-stations set up in the Persian Gulf. Cornille’s solar tech will be used for the overwhelming majority of the territory to be covered. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM SEPTEMBER 7th

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Ottawa (AZ) SpiritOTTAWA (AZ) OFFS D2 – The NAIA’s OTTAWA UNIVERSITY (AZ) SPIRIT took on the visiting NCAA Division Two team the WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS. The already storied Spirit added to their fame with a 38-31 triumph over the upper division team. For newbies this is like a 1AA team defeating a 1A team.

Concordia_MICARDINALS PLAY GIANT SLAYER, TOO – Another NAIA team – the (6) CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS – paid a visit to the NCAA Division Two team the KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE PANTHERS. The Cardinals took care of business, knocking off the D2 Panthers in a 17-14 game for the ages.

Wesley WolverinesWESLEY TOPPLES FPU – In NCAA Division Three the WESLEY COLLEGE WOLVERINES traveled to take on the Division Two team the FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY RAVENS. The Ravens were playing in their first ever intercollegiate football game and it showed. The Wolverines tore them apart SIXTY-NINE to NOTHING! Continue reading

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ISAIAH WASHINGTON, PERSON OF COURAGE, JOINS #WALKAWAY

Isaiah WashingtonMartin Luther King Person of Courage Isaiah Washington, famous from Grey’s Anatomy, has joined so many of us former Democrats in choosing to #WALKAWAY from that political party.

Washington cited his disillusionment with the Democrats’ empty lip service to the African-American community, lip service which they abandon after election day. That stands in stark contrast to President Trump, who has provided very real help to the working class and poor of ALL colors. The link is below, but first some excerpts:

A recent study found that Democrats represent the worst congressional districts in the country when it comes to black Americans falling behind whites. Robert Johnson, America’s first black billionaire, gave President Donald Trump an “A+” on the economy.”

#WalkAwayIn April, Washington announced he was considering supporting Trump. He said he had voted for Obama twice, but didn’t see progress under Obama.”

“The reason why I chose to walk away from the Democratic Party … something doesn’t feel right. I’m walking away I don’t know where I’m going, but I know where I come from.” Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM SEPTEMBER 5th

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Central MissouriDOWN GOES NUMBER EIGHT – In NCAA Division Two the UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES traveled to take on the number 8 team in the nation – the FORT HAYS STATE TIGERS. The Mules were chasing the Tigers 10-0 in the 1st Quarter and 16-7 at Halftime. Central Missouri pulled to within 23-21 to end the 3rd Quarter then overtook Fort Hays State in the 4th for a 34-30 triumph.

Ferris State BulldogsCLOSE CALLS FOR NUMBER TWO AND NUMBER FOUR – Also in Division Two the 2nd ranked FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS got almost more than they could handle from the visiting UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY OILERS in a 24-23 thriller    ###    And the 4th ranked OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TIGERS barely survived a 16-14 visit from the number 16 HARDING UNIVERSITY BISON. 

Johns Hopkins UniversityWHEN RANKED TEAMS CLASH – Down in Division Three the number 6 team in the nation – the JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLUE JAYS – took it on the road against the 24th ranked RANDOLPH MACON COLLEGE YELLOW JACKETS. A 7-3 Halftime edge for the Blue Jays became a 10-6 score in the 3rd Quarter and ultimately a 17-12 victory.  Continue reading

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FOOL KILLER PART TWENTY-EIGHT: JANUARY 1921

Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the many facets of Fool Killer lore. FOR PART ONE, INCLUDING THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT, CLICK HERE

Fool Killer condensedPART TWENTY-EIGHT – Here is a look at some of the Fool Killer’s targets from James L Pearson’s January of 1921 issue of The Fool-Killer. New imagery invoked was of the Fool Killer sitting on a high hill picking off fools as the world traveled around him. (A very odd quasi-Axis Mundi) 

** Dr Frank Crane. Pearson and his Fool Killer found Crane to be too sweet and sugary with his “inspirational” writings. The Fool Killer compared him to molasses. If Crane was writing in later decades it’s a safe bet his work would have been part of “Oprah’s Book Club.” 

** An unnamed writer for one of the “plute (plutocrat) publications” who published an article called Bulk Opinion. The writer claimed that “bulk opinion” favored everything the writer supported and rejected everything the reporter disapproved of. This writer was apparently using the vague term bulk opinion the way some people today claim to be on “the right side of history.” (LMAO)

** William Wirt Gilmer, Governor of the American possession Guam. Gilmer had recently invited ridicule by banning whistling, sort of the way modern-day SJW fools try to ban clapping (“use jazz-hands instead”) and the “ok” sign (“a symbol of white supremacy”).

** The “wolves of Wall Street” as such bloated rich pigs were called at the time. Continue reading

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